RACE APPROVED FOR VET TECHS & VETS (1.0 CE HOURS)
Hands Free Radiology Techniques, Tips & Tricks
(RACE 1.0 CEU)
This one hour lecture will review hands free radiology and the steps required to help lower exposure levels to ionizing radiation. As an introduction to hands free radiology, this course will review radiation safety, the effects of ionizing radiation, the principles of ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable), required equipment and approaches to sedation. Attendees will also learn basic positioning for various studies (abdominal, thoracic and orthopedic) via the usage of photos and videos as well as implementation techniques at the hospital.
RACE 1.0 Hours for Vet Techs & Vets
RACE Program #: 20-1103426
RACE Provider #: 50-36598
Be sure to check out 3 quick videos on hands free after this (link here): Hands Free Videos
Meet the Instructor
Antonia Laoutaris, RVT, VTS (Anes/Analgesia)
Antonia, the Director of Veterinary Technologist Learning and Development for VCA Canada, began her career as an RVT in Ontario in 2006 after graduating with honours, from Georgian College. Throughout her career, she gained experience in primary care practice and emergency/referral medicine, while being employed in departments such as the ER, ICU, and surgery.
In 2014, Antonia successfully completed accreditation as a Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS with the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Anesthesia and Analgesia. Following relocation to Vancouver and joining the team at the Vancouver Animal Emergency and Referral center as head technologist, Antonia began to provide onsite training and associate development, in addition to lecturing at various conferences such as the BCVTA Fall Symposium, Canadian Veterinary Virtual Symposium and regional VCA Canada conferences.
Antonia is also a published author and proponent for hand free radiology: She has written articles for various publications and is an affiliate and trainer with the Hands Free X-Ray initiative.